Liskeard Town Council has decided that it wants to create the first Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan, and has successfully applied to Cornwall Council to designate the parish of Liskeard as a Neighbourhood Area.

The Neighbourhood Plan for Liskeard is for local people to say where housing should go, where jobs get created, shopping is developed and play spaces increased. It’s this community’s chance to make these important decisions locally.

Local volunteers have been busy putting together a draft plan incorporating your community ideas, which takes Liskeard through to 2030.

Further updates on the plan:

The Liskeard Neighbourhood Development Plan has achieved another milestone and is now nearing its destination, thanks to the hard work and time spent by local volunteers during its preparation. Following the local consultation last winter and spring, the draft plan was submitted to Cornwall Council by Liskeard Town Council (as the qualifying body) and has now passed a legal compliance check.

Cornwall Council has commenced another 6 week consultation on the Plan, which runs until 1 December, where people and organisations can make further comment if they wish. Copies of the Plan are available to view online through Cornwall Council’s website, or alternatively at Liskeard Library, Liskeard Town Council Offices, and Liskeard’s one-stop–shop.

Comments can be made by emailing neighbourhoodplanning@cornwall.gov.uk , typing the Neighbourhood Planning application number PA17/00023/NDP into the Cornwall Council online planning register, or in writing to Head Planning & Sustainable Development (Neighbourhood Planning) at Cornwall Council, 3rd Floor North, Zone B, Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro  TR1 1XU.

Following this it goes forward to an Independent Inspector for assessment, and after that, all Liskeard residents on the electoral roll will get the chance to vote for the Plan in a local referendum.

The project has been driven by community volunteers, supported by the Town Council, and when approved, it is ‘Made’ in law and must be taken into account when planning applications are considered, therefore shaping our town until 2030.

The Mayor, Councillor Christina Whitty said ‘This will be a very valuable document to the town in planning matters. Over the 3 years it has taken to reach this stage a large number of volunteers have been involved in this community driven project and we thank them all for their hard work and tenacity’.

To find out more about our Neighbourhood Plan visit the website here.